On Tue, 12 May 2020 01:10:11 +0200
Atri Bhattacharya <badshah400(a)opensuse.org> wrote:
On Mon, 2020-05-11 at 17:37 -0400, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 11/05/2020 14:31, Atri Bhattacharya wrote:
a problem here. Repositories lack a description or
explains what is the use case of each repository.
That is literally what the
project's description says on the front
: "It is a devel project for openSUSE:Factory."
How do you get from
Calling this URL <A>
and this <B>, my question to you would be: how do you get to <A> in
the first place? To be sure, there are several ways to get there. For
1. You may search for a package foo on
<https://software.opensuse.org/> , click on "Show foo for other
distributions", scroll down to openSUSE 15.1, click on "Show
experimental packages", then click on "Expert download", click on the
openSUSE logo, then click "Grab binary packages directly" or "Add
repository and install manually". This will have therefore warned you
already that a) the packages are experimental and b) that you are
doing something requiring "expertise".
I just went to <https://software.opensuse.org/>, selected openSUSE Leap
15.1 in the pulldown, typed 'gimp' in the serch box and was presented
with 41 results - none of which was the (a) 'gimp' package??????
The results were at this URL:
Oh and the word Show does not appear on the page, so I can't click on a
link containing it.
This suggested method of finding the package appears somewhat fragile,
2. You picked up URL <A> from a forum post or
some other place
which did not clarify that it is recommended to avoid this repository
and packages therefore may break at any time. This word-of-mouth
spreading, so to say, is, in my opinion, the hardest to guard a
possibly not-so-advanced user from ending up using these
This seems to be the only possible way that might be useful to me.
3. You are a long term user of openSUSE and just
"know" where to
look. If this is the case, I would guess it is more likely than not
that you will have heard about build.o.o and its connection to
download.o.o/repositories, and that, indeed, <A> is the
published end-product of the work going on in <B>.
I'm a long-term user but I certainly don't 'know' where to look,
than in YaST.
There may possibly be other ways. It would be nice to
know the route
users take to end up at <A>, so that it may be possible to set up
proper warning lights along the way.
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